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Instant Pot® Frozen Salmon

Rated as 3.86 out of 5 Stars
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"If you want to prepare salmon without thawing and have it stay warm and moist without overcooking, then this is your recipe!"
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Ingredients

8 m servings 172
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  1. Pour cold water and lemon juice into an electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). Place a steamer rack inside; spray with cooking spray. Place frozen salmon fillets on the rack, skin-side down. Cover and close vent.
  2. Set cooker to the Steam 2 setting; cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Release vent immediately when pot beeps.
  3. Check salmon for desired doneness; fish should flake easily with a fork. Season with salt and pepper. Cover pot to keep salmon warm until serving.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • When seasoning the salmon, you can add an optional topping such as pesto sauce, butter, seasoned salt, or sweet barbeque sauce.
  • ADD FOR THICKER FILETS

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 172 calories; 6.7 2.6 24.6 51 131 Full nutrition

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If you are looking for a quick and simple way to make salmon, this is it. If you are looking for fancy with lots of flavor, this probably isn't your best choice. I love my Instant Pot and use...

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Carol thank you for posting this recipe. It got the AR Collective talking about what does and doesn’t work. I made this recipe this evening and based on the current reviews, made the following m...

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Carol thank you for posting this recipe. It got the AR Collective talking about what does and doesn’t work. I made this recipe this evening and based on the current reviews, made the following m...

If you are looking for a quick and simple way to make salmon, this is it. If you are looking for fancy with lots of flavor, this probably isn't your best choice. I love my Instant Pot and use...

The cook time for the salmon was fine (used manual pressure), but we didn't care for this salmon in the Instant Pot. It was not over or under cooked. I added garlic, onion, and paprika too, but ...

Well, I had to microwave the salmon when it came out and then it was good, but the time is way off in this recipe.

I wonder if you could accomplish the same thing (albeit a little longer time involved) and pour some water in an oven-safe pan with a rack set down in it. Then place the frozen salmon on the ra...

I used an Instant Pot and set it to Manual high pressure for 4 minutes. This was for a fully frozen Kirkland brand salmon fillet. I would recommend adding an extra minute.

It tasted ok but it did not look appetizing. it was basically poached fish.

Salmon doesn’t get much easier than this! This turned out so moist and I like how it can be seasoned to individual preference.

Meh. I halved the recipe and cooked one filet. it was undercooked and since I already released the steam, I microwaved it the rest of the way. and it was bland. I'd rather take the time to defro...